Award-winning comedienne / actress, brings her brand of funny to Latino audiences everywhere
MUNDOFLIX, the new SVOD (Subscription – Video on Demand) video streaming service has partnered with Oro Entertainment to distribute Viva America, a variety special written by and starring Maria Costa. Viva America, which debuts on October 20, 2017, captures the best of this multi-talented actress, writer and comedic dramatist. In addition, MUNDOFLIX will also distribute Costa’s docu-series which will follow her every move while on her national comedy tour.
MUNDOFLIX is dedicated to serving the Latino market by bringing a wide variety of exciting movies and TV shows that reflect the interests, issues, values, and cultures of Latinos into their homes and onto their devices.
“We are excited to announce that Maria Costa’s hilarious new variety special and docu-series will be part of the MUNDOFLIX lineup,” said Lou Pizarro, MUNDOFLIX CEO. “We are huge fans of her fresh and edgy brand of humor, and we are honored to be a part of her new venture.”
Maria Costa, known as the “Latina Lucille Ball,” has toured her comedic performances in over 100 cities internationally, selling out venues like the iconic Kodak Theater. Costa’s unique perspective reflects Latino pride, empowers women, and celebrates diversity. Her comedy has entertained audiences worldwide and gives a voice to Latinos and Afro-Latinos, a demographic that is often underrepresented in television, media, film and theater.
“Increasingly, MUNDOFLIX is becoming the preeminent destination where bilingual Latino audiences watch on their devices,” said Costa. “In addition, MUNDOFLIX is a perfect channel for performers like myself, because they appreciate a variety of styles and humor and they enable us to bring our personal fresh, distinctive and hilarious voices not just to our community but to a worldwide audience who enjoy comedy. This is so exciting to me and I know it will open opportunities for other Latino talent.”
Viva America exposes Costa’s unique ability to morph into multiple characters of various political, economic and cultural backgrounds as she takes viewers on a comedic journey, exploring trending topics such as women’s issues, race, the economy, and immigration.
Costa’s edgy, raw and witty point of view have critics calling her, “One of the most influential voices of social relevance today.” – Latin Heat Entertainment.
Some of Costa’s characters include: ‘Marisol’ a Cubana who is experiencing freedom after years of being married to a man who cheated and mistreated her; ‘Linda’ a conservative soccer mom from the Midwest who believes in an ‘English Only America’ and ‘Gigi’ a Puerto Rican spitfire who thinks her native island should vote for independence. Costa leaves no stone unturned as she also discusses her mixed-race background (half Hungarian and half Cuban), growing up in Detroit.
Viva America, directed by Rick Najera (writer – Oveture Film’s Nothing Like the Holidays, Netflix East Los High, Fox’s Madd TV and In Living Color), debuts on MUNDOFLIX on October 20, 2017 and Costa’s docu-series is set to rollout in early 2018. Maria Costa is repped by MAG Red (Talent Agency Theatrical), Reign Agency (Talent Agent Commercial), Oro Entertainment (Talent Agent Personal Appearance) and The Herrera Agency (Publicists). For more info about Maria Costa, please visit her website at www.mariacosta.com
About Maria Costa
Award winning actress/writer/comedienne
Maria Costa’s groundbreaking and dynamic humor has critics calling her the “Latina Lucille Ball”. Her chameleon-like virtuosity has her being compared to the likes of Tracey Ullman and Gilda Radner. Costa is best known for her Imagen Award-nominated, Viva America, and her award-winning, Macho Men and the Women Who Love Them, distributed worldwide by Image Entertainment. Costa is also the recipient of the Maverick Award from the Los Angeles Women in Theater and is set to receive a star on the Motown Walk to Fame alongside other honorees, including singer Aretha Franklin and producer Jerry Bruckheimer. Costa’s TV credits include: Ugly Betty (ABC), Universal Remote (Showtime), Strong Medicine (Lifetime) and Joan of Arcadia (CBS). Costa was also a series regular on The It Factor (Bravo) and Dangerous Minds (ABC). Maria Costa is a strong advocate for empowering minority children through the arts and contributes to them through her program, La Bella. For more info about Maria Costa, please CLICK HERE